Republican Chuck Grassley is the clear favorite as he seeks a historic eighth term as Iowa’s senator. Grassley – who will be 89 in January and 95 by the end of his next six-year term – is a fixture in Hawkeye State politics. Despite nearing nonagenarian status, he maintains an active fitness routine of running several miles a week and operates a lively Twitter account.

Hoping to unseat the Iowa legend is former Rep. Abby Finkenauer, who ousted GOP Rep. Rod Blum in the state’s 1st District during the 2018 Democratic wave. She served just a single term, losing two years later to Republican challenger Ashley Hinson by 2.6 points.

Finkenauer is a solid recruit for Democrats, raising $1.9 million so far with $723,700 in the bank at the end of December, but the state is clearly trending red. Democrats made Iowa one of their top targets in 2020, in a much more favorable political environment, but highly-touted recruit Teresa Greenfield still lost to Republican Sen. Joni Ernst by 6.5 points nonetheless. Given how much worse the

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